Hot Flashes/Menopause

Hot flashes, uncomfortable dryness, insomnia – these are just a few of the many symptoms associated with menopause.

Traditionally, menopause has often been treated with such practices as hormone replacement therapy, antidepressants, or drugs that are advertised to boost estrogens.

If you are looking for a natural, prescription-free way to treat menopause, consider a recent study published in the Journal of the North American Menopause Society:

In this study, traditional acupuncture improved vasomotor symptoms (opening up blood vessels for better blood flow), as well as menopause-related quality of life, such as depression, anxiety, and sleep

Treating Menopause with Acupuncture

Among the symptoms treated at Longevity Acupuncture are:

  • Joint pain
  • Sleep disruption
  • Depression
  • Hot flashes
  • Anxiety
  • Muscle tension
  • Fatigue
  • Bloating
  • Irritability

Proof That Acupuncture Works

In a study cited by the Los Angles Times, women who received acupuncture treatments for menopause showed more relief from their symptoms compared to their counterparts who did not receive treatment. Their hot flashes were less severe and they had improvements in their psychological symptoms.

ABC News noted a study conducted by the Ankara Training and Research Hospital in Ankara, Turkey, which concluded that acupuncture curbs the severity of hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms largely related to mood.

Furthermore, the Journal of Clinical Oncology concluded that acupuncture is a “safe, effective and durable treatment” for hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms stemming from hormone therapy in women with breast cancer. “The current findings show that acupuncture has the ability to cool breast cancer-related hot flashes built on findings reported by the same researchers in 2008.” (See Reuters Health report, Sept. 22, 2008).

Let Longevity Acupuncture Help

Acupuncture treatments provided by our doctors, who are state and nationally certified acupuncturists, help patients feel more relaxed, spurring less anxiety, particularly as it relates to hot flashes.

In New Mexico, many insurance providers cover acupuncture treatments and other Chinese medical procedures and treatments, and at Longevity Acupuncture we offer a safe, effective alternative treatment to restore and maintain the harmony in your body, which helps you become pain free and remain stable over time with no side effects.

Make An Appointment Today

If you are suffering from hot flashes or other symptoms related to menopause, call (505) 263-7248 to make an appointment today.  Longevity Acupuncture accepts most major insurance plans, including Presbyterian, Blue Cross Blue Shield, United HealthCare, Lovelace and CIGNA. Longevity Acupuncture also accepts most major credit cards.

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